Igreja de Sao Roque, Lisbon

#3 of 66 in Historic Sites in Lisbon
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · History Museum
With a modest, whitewashed facade, Igreja de Sao Roque boasts an ornate and lavishly decorated Baroque interior. Dating back to the 16th century, it remains one of the oldest Jesuit churches in the world, serving as their headquarters for over 200 years. Step inside and view numerous chapels, each adorned in gold, marble, precious stones, and delicate carvings. Admire the statues, religious paintings, and colorful mosaics that embellish the walls and ceilings of the opulent church. Put Igreja de Sao Roque into our Lisbon trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Lisbon.
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  • If you like to visit churches, you should not miss this one. What makes this church special is its rectangular construction and flat ceiling. That makes it so different from many other churches.  more »
  • A rather bland, white exterior gives absolutely no hint of the exquisite Baroque interior! Went inside from brilliant sunlight, so it took my eyes a few minutes to adapt to the relative darkness, but....  more »
  • An old Church. You can go in, but much better from outside. You can approach it with an elevator or by walk. There are a lot of restaurants in nearby. Grab a glass of wine and enjoy the view. 🍷
  • One of the most beautiful churches in Lisbon! Definitely worth a visit. There is also a museum attached that is worth checking out as well. For those that celebrate Mass, they do have regular services. The church does close down in the evening so plan your visit accordingly. Worth checking out!

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